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Tag: chapter 15.i1
I’ve just seen two separate people, on separate platforms, describe YouTube as a “behemoth” of a website.
There’s only one conclusion I can make here: Behemoth, Endbringer of Fire and Earth, destroys cities and more by way of storing and displaying millions of videos.
He incapacitates the heroes, rogues and heroic villains that oppose him by showing them cute animals learning to use staircases, then directs the dankest of memes and YTPs at whatever and whoever he wishes to destroy (including the incapacitated defenders).
He can also record anything he sees. Whenever he kills someone, their death shows on one of the many screens on his body, captioned as “Saddest Anime Deaths”.
Jeez, guys, way to spoil me.
From the comments to the interlude, after seeing what Glory Girl become, this seems fitting. (Genoscythe later became a meme in the comment section)
He does sounds like he’d fit right in, though I’m not sure he’d add much. He’s too similar to Bonesaw and Amy.
“You guys were just waiting for me to get to this, weren’t you. I know how liveblog readers work.” Yeah, I think it’s safe to say this is one of those big moments people have been waiting for pretty much since you started this liveblog.
Niice. I’m glad to hear that because it means people appreciate the punch of this chapter, looking forward to reactions to it even before finding out that the reactor in question really likes Amy.
Oh, and by the way, if it wasn’t clear? I was talking from experience there, as a fellow liveblog and reaction video fan. :p
So, what do you think about Amy’s decision to go to the bird cage? Ignoring your obvious disappointment at her taking herself out of the story (at least for the time being, I’m not saying whether or not she’ll re-appear later). What do you think her main reasons for doing it were? Atonement for Victoria? Preventing herself from possibly doing something worse sometime in the future? Just wanting to give up? Intentionally going to Marquis? Something else?
All of the above.
I am disappointed that we’ll be deprived of Amy, but it’s a really solid ending (for now) for her, one that makes a ton of sense for her character. I can’t complain.
Do you think it was the right choice? Did she have any better options? What would you have done in her situation?
I don’t think she should’ve done it, but I very much understand why she did. She didn’t really need to do it if you ask me, but from her perspective, there wasn’t much else she could do.
If I were in her situation… I don’t know. I mean, it’s a situation brought on largely by her own compromised state of mind. Would I have a similar state of mind? If so, I have no idea what I might do, really. If not, how did I end up in the situation?
Just saying, we’ve never actually seen Alan Barnes and Mannequin in the same room before. And he did rather suspiciously leave the city right before the S9 showed up, and then come back right after they left…
You do have a point there…
Hey Krix, sorry this is kinda late (I just kinda assumed somebody else would say it), but Dinah’s interlude revealed a limitation on her power that you’ve apparently forgotten about. Ctrl+F the word ‘configuration’ for the relevant paragraph.
She thought, and felt the mosaic shift into a new configuration. Coil’s face predominated each tiny scene, active, speaking and alive in some, unmoving or dead in the others. “Forty two point seven zero nine percent for the worlds where I don’t die. Don’t know about the worlds where I’d die first.”
Ohh, right. She needs to live to see the timeline.
That’s actually really big. The apocalypse can’t be stopped in any timeline Dinah can see, but it might be possible that the threat could be stopped before killing a third of the world’s population in some timeline or other where Dinah dies.
I am officially predicting that Dinah will die before this story ends and it might be critical to victory somehow.
Fanart for Krix – Icktoria
There’s some Icktoria fanart you can send Krix now.
Abyranss: I like the contrast between this and the other piece below. This one depicts a complete mess of limbs and faces and necks and hair, showing how Icktoria looks to everyone else…
lonsheep: …whereas this shows what she looks like to Amy. Twisted, broken, but beautiful.
They’re both really good pieces, in different ways. 🙂